A Flavor of the Hutongs

Location: Beijing, China

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  • Visit the hutongs of old Beijing by rickshaw
  • Enjoy a lunch with a local family
  • Learn how to make traditional Chinese dumplings
  • Explore the old neighborhoods of Beijing and get a different perspective of the Chinese city


  • 3 Hours

  • Pick-up from Beijing hotels

  • Drop-off at Beijing hotels(hotel within city)

  • English

What You Can Expect

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    Take a 2-hour tour by rickshaw of Beijing’s famous hutongs, and travel back in time to the authentic old alleys and streets of the city. You will get a fresh perspective of traditional local life, with a tour of some its most iconic urban housing. The hutongs are a labyrinth of ancient narrow streets and alleys, formed by lines of siheyuan, traditional courtyard residences where life has played out for centuries in all its myriad forms. Since the mid 20th-Century, many of these wonderful buildings, brimming with life and community traditions, have failed to keep pace with the demands of the modern city. Tour some of the best preserved survivors of olden days, meeting interesting local characters.

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    You will then learn how to prepare Chinese dumplings before sitting down to lunch with a local family.


    • All transfers mentioned in the program in customary air conditioned car or mini-coach
    • Sightseeing mentioned in the program incl. entrance fee (first entry)
    • Local English speaking tour guide
    • Hotel room and breakfast
    • Chinese visa
    • Any other surcharge which may be announced later
    • Unmentioned service
    • Tipping for guide and driver
    • 4 - 7 days prior to excursion – 50% cancellation charge
    • 3 days prior to excursion – 100 % cancellation charge
    • You will get our confirmation email
    • You will get our electronic voucher
    • Local operator will contact you

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